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Of North Tonawanda, December 21, 2017, while under the care of Hospice Buffalo; beloved husband of Pamela (nee Lum) Smolinski; devoted father of Kayla and Christian Smolinski; adoring papa of Aubriana Kostrewa; son of the late Stanley and Jean Smolinski; brother of Denise Gleave, Deborah Martinelli, Diane Smolinski and late Paul Smolinski; son-in-law of Mary Ann and the late Gary Lum; brother-in-law of Cathy (Bob) Vogel, Sue (Tim) Hortaridis and Loralee Lum; also survived by many nieces and nephews; loving master of Flynn. Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 6-9 PM at the WATTENGEL FUNERAL HOME, 533 Meadow Dr., North Tonawanda. Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at 9:30 AM from Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish, 626 Oliver St., North Tonawanda (please assemble at church). Phil was a graduate of Buffalo State College, he worked as a Mechanical Engineer with North Star Design. A gifted artist, he specialized in oil still life and landscapes. Phil was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish and served on the parish council and the Home School Association. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
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